Hi! My name is Joshua Kim.
I am a human-centered designer and medical device innovator from Chicago, Illinois. Currently working as the senior designer and program coordinator at the Medical University of South Carolina, I have a passion for making interdisciplinary connections between biology and design while I push the limits of my creativity. As a maker, I seek to always challenge myself to design with a human-centered approach, innovate with an unhindered passion for discovery, and make products that create impactful and emotional connections for all users. I am also known to many by my designer name Kimer, and am the founder of Kimer Props, a small replica prop and cosplay start-up that has been making dreams a reality since 2012.
Starting with a simple hobby knife, I set forth to make dreams a reality.
I firmly believe in experimental learning and the pursuit of creative freedom to create emotionally impactful solutions. Being a problem solver and innovator is important to me, and I am constantly seeking out new problems to solve with the skills I am honing every day.
My Northwestern University Masters of Science in Engineering Design Innovation profile can be found here and my portfolio on this site. I hope my work will inspire others to explore their own creativity, even if it means facing failures head on...for every failure is a challenge that will make you stronger!
Create often, innovate with passion, and dream like never before.